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Synonyms for definition
ˌdɛf əˈnɪʃ əndef·i·ni·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. definition

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    comment, commentary, description, explanation, exposition, interpretation, rendering, translation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. definition

    determination, limitation, specification, restriction

    confusion, vagueness, acceptation, description, explanation, misconception, misstatement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. definitionnoun

    a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

  2. definitionnoun

    clarity of outline

    "exercise had given his muscles superior definition"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. definitionnoun

    explanation (of the meaning)

  2. definitionnoun

    description (by a statement of characteristic properties)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. definitionnoun

    explanation, description, lexigraphy

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  1. Tim Stubson:

    Her relationship with that portion of the party has been uneasy from the beginning, and they probably never totally embraced her because she has been the definition of an establishment Republican. But she was right on the policies.


    In this technotyrannical and evil society today, death has a new definition. Here is what it means:- d.E.A.T.H= don't eat anything that's harmful. Almost anything ingested will kill you. Moderation, even in safe food and drink should be the goal of all people.

  3. Briton Alex Inglot:

    Generally, the reality is that there are only a few big issues that are pretty much zero-sum games, whether it's prize money, whether it's changes to the calendar, whether it's reviewing formats or things like that. So in those situations where interests are intrinsically differing, they cause frustration and friction almost by definition.

  4. Rosanna Landis Weaver:

    We’ve accepted a definition of performance that is narrow and quite possibly inappropriate.

  5. Steve Maraboli:

    Life is the definition you give to events that occur."

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  • تعريف, تَعْرِيْفArabic
  • билдәләмәBashkir
  • дэфіні́цыя, вызначэ́нне, азначэ́ннеBelarusian
  • определе́ние, я́сност, дефини́ция, определя́не, ря́зкост, раздели́телна спосо́бностBulgarian
  • definicióCatalan, Valencian
  • definiceCzech
  • opløsning, definition, gengivelse, opløsningsevneDanish
  • Konturentreue, Trennschärfe, Schärfe, Begriffserklärung, Scharfzeichnung, Definierung, Definition, PräzisionGerman
  • ορισμόςGreek
  • difinoEsperanto
  • definiciónSpanish
  • تعریفPersian
  • tarkkuus, määritelmä, kirkkaus, määrittely, erottuvuus, erottelukyky, rajausFinnish
  • définitionFrench
  • gléineIrish
  • comharrachadh, sònrachadhScottish Gaelic
  • definiciónGalician
  • הגדרהHebrew
  • परिभाषाHindi
  • definisyonHaitian Creole
  • meghatározásHungarian
  • definisiIndonesian
  • definitezza, il definire, livello di definizione, definizioneItalian
  • 定義, 語義Japanese
  • និយមន័យKhmer
  • 정의, 定義Korean
  • پێناسه‌Kurdish
  • definitionLatin
  • definicija, apibrėžimasLithuanian
  • дефини́цијаMacedonian
  • definiëring, definitie, omschrijving, scherpteDutch
  • definicjaPolish
  • nitidez, descritibilidade, definição, delineação, clarezaPortuguese
  • forță de definire, definire, definiție, [[grad]] [[de]] [[definire]]Romanian
  • чёткость, определе́ние, ре́зкость, разреше́ние, дефини́ция, я́сность, объясне́ниеRussian
  • definicija, дефиницијаSerbo-Croatian
  • definíciaSlovak
  • definicijaSlovene
  • definition, upplösning, definierandeSwedish
  • வரையறைTamil
  • คำนิยามThai
  • kahuluganTagalog
  • билгеләмәTatar
  • ви́значення, дефіні́ція, озна́ченняUkrainian
  • 定義, định nghĩaVietnamese
  • 定義Chinese

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